The Power of Forensic Knowledge

The capability of the crime laboratory staff and the sophistication of its analytical equipment have little or no value if relevant evidence is not properly recognized, evaluated and presented ethically for the Courts.

The competent forensic practitioner and attorney must possess a thorough knowledge of forensic techniques, capabilities and limitation in order to achieve the optimum value of physical evidence in a criminal case.

Foren-Tech is dedicated to the preservation of justice through education. Our courses are designed to provide forensic practitioners and attorneys with the knowledge to read the story left behind at the crime scene. Thereby providing a more powerful and successful case presentation.

"This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong; it cannot perjure itself; it cannot be wholly absent. Only its interpretation can err. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value."

~Paul L. Kirk, PhD
"Father of Criminalistics"

Christopher Montagna

Christopher P. Montagna, MS, MPA

Christopher P. Montagna has been involved in the field of forensic science since 1986. During his career, he has served as a Forensic Chemist (trace, serology, controlled substances) and a Forensic Supervisor. Through his work in the field of forensics, Chris earned the confidence and respect of fellow forensic scientists, law enforcement community, Court and victim assistance personnel. Chris served as President of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists and Sub-Committee Chair for the FBI's Technical Working Group for Material's Analysis (TWGMAT).

Chris serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine at Augusta, teaching introductory and advanced forensic chemistry and biology courses. He also holds professional certification, diplomate status, in the American Board of Criminalistics.

In 2001, Chris formed Foren-Tech (formally Christopher Montagna and Associates) as an opportunity to serve justice by offering training in the area of forensic science and criminal investigation.